On July 15, 2010 FERC approved a settlement reached in January 2009 by the City of Tacoma, Skokomish Tribe, and state and federal agencies and issued a 50-year license for the Cushman hydroelectric project.
FERC has issued a 40-year license to the Granite County to operate a 2MW project on the Georgetown Lake dam.
The proposed project would be located on Flint Creek at the existing Georgetown Lake dam in the Upper Clark Fork River basin in Granite and Deer Lodge counties, near the town of Philipsburg, Montana.
This license requires Granite County to release a minimum flow of 30 cfs into the Flint Creek during the irrigation season (May 15 to October 15), and 10 cfs at all other times.
On March 31, FERC issued a 30-year license to Alabama Power Company to operate its Warrior project (P-2165) on the Black Warrior River in Alabama.
Among other things, the license requires Alabama Power to release a minimum flow of 50 cubic feet per second from the Smith dam and also annually stock coldwater fish species (i.e., trout) in the tailwaters of the Smith development. The annual stocking is expected to enhance recreational sport fishery in Sipsey Fork tributary of the Black Warrior River.